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There was a time before Making a Murderer when true crime in US TV circles meant shows like the Discovery ID network’s Fear Thy Neighbour. This kind of TV follows a very simple formula. Over an hour, including ad breaks, someone kills or maims someone they know, the police investigate with redoubtable professionalism, justice is served by the relevant authorities and a bad person is sent to prison or strapped to an electric chair and humanely toasted to death.
You won’t find a lot of mystery in this kind of TV. Another Discovery ID series, Wives With Knives, tells you in the title who died, who did it, and how. There’s seldom much detail either: once you know who died and who did it, all that matters is how and why; and these programmes
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OXYGEN MEDIA’S “CRIMINAL CONFESSIONS” FROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCER DICK WOLF RETURNS FOR A NEW SEASON OF UNSOLVED MURDERS AND SHOCKING REVELATIONS PREMIERING ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6 AT 8PM ET/PT
New York, NY – September 14, 2018 – Oxygen Media, the network for high-quality crime programming, premieres a new and exhilarating season of “Criminal Confessions” on Saturday, October 6 at 8pm ET/PT. From Executive Producer Dick Wolf and Shed Media, “Criminal Confessions” gives an inside look into actual police interrogations around the country with detectives who will stop at nothing until they find justice. Each standalone episode reveals the keen strategies and tactics law enforcement use to get the ultimate truth out of suspects, resulting in jaw-dropping confessions that will leave viewers on
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Avicii, a world-famous producer and DJ, was found dead in Muscat, Oman on Friday, according to the Associated Press.
Avicii, born Tim Bergling in Sweden, was 28 years old.
“It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” a statement from his rep said. “The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given.”
He mostly made EDM music but he also had pop hits including the song “Wake Me Up” in 2013.
According to Avicii’s PR firm, the musician is one of the “most recognizable DJs and producers in the world,” one who has millions of records. Despite that impressive fact, the firm went on to state that Avicii is naturally shy and has struggled with life on the road. He even announced that he was retiring
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Singer Ashanti is add her voice to the growing #MeToo movement.
Speaking with SiriusXM’s “Conversations with Maria Menounos” radio show, the “Foolish” singer recalled an incident in which a producer sexually propositioned her, including asking her to take a shower with him.
The 37-year-old said the producer was someone of note. He harassed her and when she refused, he increased his working rate to $45,000.
“I’ve come across a situation where there was a certain producer that, you know, he had his little crush or whatever, but it wasn’t anything new, you know?” she explained. “And once I said ‘no,’ all of a sudden the track became $45K.”
The harassment included the producer, who she did not name, asking Ashanti to shower with him.
“It’s funny because he said something like, ‘Well just take a shower with me and let me do this.'”
The singer said that she spoke to male friends, who she described as “scary” big
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OXYGEN MEDIA UNCOVERS “CRIMINAL CONFESSIONS” FROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCER DICK WOLF PREMIERING SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1 AT 7PM ET/PT
New York, NY – August 22, 2017 – Oxygen Media, the network for high-quality crime programming, premieres the new original series “Criminal Confessions,” which debuts Sunday, October 1 at 7pm ET/PT. From Executive Producer Dick Wolf and Shed Media, the series delves into the psychological showdown that transpires inside actual police interrogation rooms between investigators and suspects and dissects what it takes to yield a confession. Each hour-long episode takes viewers through the emotional twists and turns of a real homicide case from the 911 call to the crime scene and leading up to the interrogation room where detectives corner their prime suspect. The police officers and detectives will walk us through their
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A HBO producer has been sentenced to one year in jail after admitting to dragging the body of a mother of three into a hallway in Manhattan after she overdosed.
According to People, 53-year-old Marc Henry Johnson admitted in March to dragging the body of 38-year-old Kiersten Cerveny in 2015. He also pled guilty to accessory after the fact.
According to a spokesperson from the U.S. Department of Justice, Johnson and Cerveny, a married Long Island doctor, apparently spent hours drinking and doing cocaine before the incident. The two then went to the apartment of a man, James Holder, who was Henry’s drug dealer.
Cerveny overdosed inside the home, and surveillance footage shows the two men dragging her unconscious body into the hallway. Holder left the building with an unspecified object while Johnson anonymously called 911. He did not give the operator key details about the incident and when EMTs arrived, he left.
Cerveny was taken to
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A new law suit reveals the lascivious ongoings of a Hollywood scandal, in which a producer was seduced and then threatened by his investor’s daughter.
A report from the New York Post explains the bizarre story behind “Time Freak” and GTM Pictures.
After partnering with Chinese investor Sean Liao, producer Keith Wright found himself embroiled in trouble. Wright had been given $10 million to create three movies, including the rom-com “Time Freak,” through the newly founded GTM Pictures.
Wright was quickly made into a target for Wendy Liao, Sean’s daughter, whom he claims aggressively attempted to court him.
“She consistently asked Mr. Wright out for lunch and dinner,” the sexual harassment suit reads.
“Ms. Liao also repeatedly purchased or offered to purchase gifts for Mr. Wright. These gifts – including a Hugo Boss watch, Adidas shoes, engraved Tiffany cufflinks, a Coach backpack – were never solicited by Mr. Wright and made him uncomfortable.”
Wright says he returned the gifts
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